This was my first foray into Arabic graffiti. I did it at Bard College in 2005. At the time, I was a first year student of Arabic, and the switch from graffiti in English to graffiti in Arabic was so natural it was almost pre-ordained. Graffiti is about the flow and interconnectivity of letters, so Arabic, with its fluid script lends itself perfectly to graffiti.
It says A’alam – World. There was a long process by which this name was arrived at, through three different languages and manifestations.